Northern Seminary and Northern Live!

NorthernLogoTestNorthern Seminary Launches Northern Live: Streaming Seminary to You

Lombard, IL – Northern Seminary introduces Northern Live, a new way to receive seminary education via interactive Live Streaming. Northern Live utilizes the latest in audio-visual technology to create a real-time learning environment accessible from anywhere in the world. This innovative equipment will enable students to log in for vibrant, live engagement with Northern’s renowned faculty.

Two of Northern’s newest Masters programs, the Master of Arts in New Testament and Master of Arts in Theology and Mission, will be offered through Northern Live as pilot programs in Fall 2016. With classes meeting only once a week, students, both local and remote, can stay in their current contexts and ministries while obtaining these degrees.

Dean of Academic Affairs Karen Walker Freeburg has been a driving force in developing Northern Live and shares some of the major benefits of this innovation:

Traditional seminary education requires leaders to pull up their roots and move to a seminary campus or quit their full time vocation in order to earn a degree over three to five years.  Seminary education through Northern Live allows strong leaders to remain employed, living in neighborhoods where they are making a difference and serving as leaders within their own growing church.  Through Northern Live, we come to them. We come not through static content they will read on their computer screen, but through world-class faculty and peers engaging them while they remain where God has planted them. ”

Traditional online education often sacrifices the live face-to-face interaction between professors and students, which plays a critical role in the formation of students. But with Northern Live, distance students interact in class with Northern’s faculty and their fellow-students. According to Jason Gile, Northern’s Associate Dean, “State-of-the-art technology enables seamless communication between those in the classroom and those connected remotely, allowing distance students to interact with the professor and participate in class discussions.”

To see this new technology in action, join us online for a live web demonstration on May 10, 2016 at 7pm (CST). Register at

You can learn more about Northern Live at:

Northern Seminary is a more than 100 year old American Baptist institution training leaders who will faithfully serve Jesus Christ with evangelical passion and mission skills in biblically grounded and culturally relevant ministries. Northern is located 20 miles West of Chicago, in Lombard, Illinois. To learn more visit

Contact: Maria Davis
660 East Butterfield Rd.
Lombard, IL 60148
Ph: 630-620-2157

About Scot McKnight

Scot McKnight is a recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus. McKnight, author of more than fifty books, is the Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, IL.